Thursday, August 22, 2013


Jacques Rioux, Newspaper Rock, Utah, 1992, silver gelatin, selenium-toned photograph on paper,
Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts
The exhibition Storytellers examines the telling of stories in visual art. With art works drawn from the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, this exhibition explores the actual narratives related by artists and the various ways they have been portrayed.

Jacques Rioux was born in Sherbrooke, QC in 1956 and moved to Calgary in 1979. Of his work he says: "Whenever I decide to photograph something, I strive to communicate a sense of discovery, of excitement and of connection to the past through the beauty of the photographic image."

Storytellers was curated by Shane Golby and organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program. The AFA Travelling Exhibition program is supported by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Storytellers runs from July 25th until August 28th, 2013 at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. A reception is planned for Thursday, August 1 from 7-9:30 pm. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 10-4pm and Sat 12-4pm. The Gallery will be closed on August 3.

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